Poached pears in red wine – eating with n. j

There’s nothing more elegant and delicious than poaching pears in red wine. Indian dessert recipes easy In this recipe, the red wine transforms the pear into an alluring colour of garnet. Along with the warm and tantalizing aromas from the orange, cinnamon, and cloves, this dessert is the perfect crowd pleaser to any dinner party or to impress that special someone of yours.


Poached Pears in Red Wine was the first dessert recipe that I learned as a self-taught homecook. Chinese dessert recipes easy The first time I encountered this dish was during our month-long vacation in Italy back in 2012. Mexican dessert recipes easy The husband and I stumbled upon a random family restaurant in Florence, where the pleasing aromas coming out of the restaurant lured us in. And you know how they say it’s always best to, “follow your nose!” At this restaurant, I had my very first bite of the most delicious Poached Pears in Red Wine with a side of whipped mascarpone cheese. Mexican slow cooker recipes pork That was the very moment that I fell in love with this dessert.

For my recipe, I will be using beautiful Bosc pears that I will poach in a flavourful liquid containing spices of cloves and cinnamon, along with fresh orange juice, orange zest, sugar, and of course, a jammy Zinfandel wine! I find that adding flavourful spices of cloves and cinnamon into the wine adds a divine quality of warmth and comfort into this recipe.

I will also be making whipped and sweetened creme fraiche infused with vanilla bean to serve on the side. Mexican slow cooker recipes chicken The subtle sweetness, creaminess and tanginess from the Creme Fraiche is a perfect accompaniment with the poached pears.

To garnish this dessert, I topped the pear with a “spun sugar” nest made from sugar that I infused with vanilla bean and orange zest.

With my dinner parties, I always make this dessert the night before as it gives the poaching liquid more time for the flavours to marry each other.

• Using a 3 or 4-quart saucepan, combine Wine, Sugar, Orange Juice, Orange Zest, cloves and cinnamon stick. Mexican ground beef recipes Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

• While the poaching liquid is simmering, peel the pears leaving the stem intact while carefully leaving the flesh unblemished. Mexican ground beef recipes easy Slice about 1/2 inch off the bottom of the pears creating a flat bottom.

• Carefully place the pears, laying on its side, in the poaching liquid. Italian breakfast recipes eggs Cover the pan, maintain a slow simmer, and cook for 25 minutes, gently turning the pears every 5 minutes to ensure even colouring.

• Remove the pan from the heat, uncover, and set the pears upright in the pan. Best slow cooker recipes with ground beef Let cool for about 30 minutes. Italian beef heart recipes Once cool, cover and place the pan in the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours up to 36 hours.

• When the pears are ready, carefully remove from the poaching liquid without blemishing the skin and place each pear on individual serving bowls.

• Discard the cinnamon stick and cloves from the poaching liquid and reduce it by simmering in the pan until the liquid thickens and becomes syrup like, about 10-15 minutes. Mexican breakfast recipes with corn tortillas Once liquid is thickened, remove from the flam and let it cool down to room temperature.

• Drizzle each pear with about 3-4 tablespoons of syrup, pouring it over the stem and letting it coat the pear as it goes down.

• Serve and enjoy. Indian bean salad recipes This recipe is perfect to make a day ahead!

• Combine Cream and Buttermilk in a glass bowl, mix well until combined.

• Cover with a cheesecloth (or any other breathable material) and let sit in room temperature (70°F) undisturbed for about 12 to 24 hours, or until very thick.

• Refrigerate until cold before serving. Best breakfast recipes for kids You can keepCreme Fraiche refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

To Make a lightly Sweetened Whipped Creme Fraiche for Desserts:

• Optional: If using a vanilla bean, split it in half and scrape the seeds from the bean into the cream. Indian breakfast recipes for kids If using vanilla extract, add it to the cream.

• Using a whisk (or electric whisk) whip the cream until soft peak forms.

• Enjoy this whipped Vanilla Bean Creme Fraiche with any dessert for that beautiful sweet tang!

*Use Pasteurized and NOT Ultra-pasteurized Cream or Ultra-High Temperature Cream. Easy mexican dessert recipes for kids If you use ultra-pasteurized or ultra-high temperature cream, it might take more than 48 hours for your Creme Fraiche to thicken.

**Cultured buttermilk is needed for the bacterial action to thicken up the Creme Fraiche.

Thank you very much Khoi! Ever since I have learned how to do this dessert, I have only been using the whipped and sweetened creme fraiche to garnish the dish. Quick and easy italian dessert recipes for kids I thought to myself that I needed something extra, something more fabulous than dollops of creme fraiche. French dessert recipes for kids I stumbled upon a demo video about sugar art. Easy italian dessert recipes for kids After multiple attempts and a burnt finger, I have made my first spun sugar. Easy chinese dessert recipes for kids It was a like a crunchy version of a cotton candy! So playful!

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